Visual Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Welcome to Marius Peelen's Visual Cognitive Neuroscience lab
We use fMRI, M/EEG, TMS, eye tracking, and psychophysics to study visual perception and attention in humans.
We are based at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
The lab is primarily funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant aimed at characterizing the neural mechanisms underlying the efficiency of goal-directed naturalistic human vision.
Read more about our other projects here.
11/23: Review Predictive processing of scenes and objects published in Nature Reviews Psychology
11/23: Welcome to Lydia, who will do her MSc internship with us.
07/23: Maelle's first paper published in JEP:HPP!
06/23: Preprint investigating where, when, and how neural similarity between targets and distractors predicts visual search performance
05/23: Marius joins the Science Advances editorial board
05/23: Congratulations to Marco for winning an abstract award at the CAOs workshop!
05/23: Preprint investigating the attentional template for near and far search using behavioral measures.
05/23: Review paper on Predictive processing of scenes and objects
04/23: Preprint investigating dynamic context effects on object perception.
04/23: What drives the automatic retrieval of real-world object size knowledge? This is the question we addressed in a recent study (preprint).
04/23: Preprint showing that objects sharpen scene representations now online.
03/23: fMRI paper on statistical learning of spatiotemporal structure, in collaboration with Floris de Lange's group, now available here.
02/23: Welcome to Aaron (MSc intern) and Natalia (visiting PhD student)!
01/23: New paper on the boundary extension illusion published in Psychological Science.
12/22: Can neuroimaging data be used to test cognitive theories? Read our take on this in this preprint.
12/22: How does knowledge affect the perception of body postures? See our recent results in this preprint.
11/22: Giacomo completes his PhD by submitting an impressive thesis, starting the next day with a postdoc in Amsterdam.
11/22: Congratulations to Sushrut for a very convincing PhD defense.
10/22: Check out our new preprint on how expected distractor context biases the attentional template.
09/22: Paper out in Journal of Vision: Statistical learning of distractor co-occurrences facilitates visual search
09/22: All the best to Chuanji Gao, who will return to China to start his own group after a fun and productive time with us
09/22: Welcome to Eelke Spaak, who will be affiliated with the lab while he builds his own group.
07/22: Congratulations to Jochem for completing his MSc internship and thesis (Cum Laude)!
07/22: Welcome back to Lu-Chun, who joins us as a postdoc after finishing her PhD in Taiwan
06/22: New paper investigating the time course of categorical and perceptual similarity effects in visual search. Soon to appear in JEP:HPP.
05/22: Welcome to Susan, who will do a remote internship with us from India
04/22: Paper out in NeuroImage: Body shape as a visual feature: Evidence from spatially-global attentional modulation in human visual cortex
04/22: Preprint showing that learned co-occurrence statistics between distractors increases search efficiency
03/22: Congratulations to Giacomo for winning a Donders poster award!
01/22: Marius starts as speaker of Donders Institute Theme 2 (Perception, Action and Decision-making).